31 Mar '15, 10pm

EPA Classified Roundup as Carcinogen 30 Years Ago…But Mysteriously Reversed Decision

EPA Classified Roundup as Carcinogen 30 Years Ago…But Mysteriously Reversed Decision

Scientists and environmentalists have been saying for decades that the world’s most common weed killer, glyphosate, also known as Monsanto’s Roundup, is a carcinogen. Last week, a World Health Organization report indicated that, indeed, glyphosate is a “probable carcinogen.” Now there’s evidence that the Environmental Protection Agency knew glyphosate was a probable carcinogen thirty years ago, but approved it for use anyway. Here’s a summarized chronology of events: 1985: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was aware of the herbicide’s ability to cause cancer 30 years ago, even categorizing it as a ‘Class C Carcinogen.” Class C carcinogens have “suggestive evidence of carcinogenic potential.” 1991: The EPA already had evidence of multiple studies showing glyphosate is a possible carcinogen, but still reversed its decision suggesting that suddenly, six years later, t...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/epa-classified-roundup-a...

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